The Short Life and Hard Times of a Linux Virus

    Date27 Mar 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Why aren't the existing Linux viruses anything more than a topic for columns such as this one? Why don't they affect you in your daily computing in the way that MS viruses affect Windows users? There are several reasons . . . Why aren't the existing Linux viruses anything more than a topic for columns such as this one? Why don't they affect you in your daily computing in the way that MS viruses affect Windows users?

    There are several reasons for the non-issue of the Linux virus. Most of those reasons a Linux user would already be familiar with, but there is one, all important, reason that a student of evolution or zoology would also appreciate.
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